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Sad News To Kenyan HIV Patients On ARV's As Worrying Details Emerge

It has been demonstrated that ARV medications improve the patient's immune systems, which in turn enables them to live for extended periods. Healthcare experts are becoming increasingly concerned about a trend in which more adults living with HIV are not taking their medications as directed than adolescents.

According to information that was made public by the National Syndemic Diseases Control Council, between January and August of this year, the country recorded 67, 731 cases of people who did not take their antiretroviral medication as prescribed. The majority of these cases occurred in adults aged 25 and older.

The group of people who are newborn to four years old has documented 3,090 incidents, while the category of those who are 20 to 24 years old has registered 6,711 defaulters. There are 2,468 defaulters in the group of children aged five to nine years, and the group of teens with records ranges from 15 to 19 years. The age group from 10 to 14 years old had the fewest number of people defaulters with 1,674. Nevertheless, experts are concerned about the numbers.

Clients who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) and have not attended an appointment in more than 30 days are considered to be defaulters. The information that was reported and stored through the use of electronic medical records represented 81% of the total number of patients who were receiving ART.

As of August 2022, there were 1,287,331 people in Kenya receiving ART. The data show that Nairobi county has the highest number of people who have defaulted with 9,668. This is followed by Kakamega county with 6,793, Migori county with 5,410, Kisumu county with 3,378, Mombasa county with 2,941, Uasin Gishu county with 2,676, Busia county with 2,554, Homa Bay county with 2,326, and Nakuru county with 2,194.

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